Such Small Hands (Paperback)

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Such Small Hands By Andrés Barba, Lisa Dillman (Translator), Edmund White (Afterword by) Cover Image
By Andrés Barba, Lisa Dillman (Translator), Edmund White (Afterword by)
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It's Annie meets Lord of the Flies in this haunting story of a young orphan girl who becomes alienated from the other girls in her foster home. While it is a quick read, it is terrifyingly memorable and beautifully translated, and every sentence is truly worth the price. 

— From Kalani


One of the Guardian Best Books of 2017

"Every once in a while a novel does not record reality but creates a whole new reality, one that casts a light on our darkest feelings. Kafka did that. Bruno Schulz did that. Now the Spanish writer Andr's Barba has done it with the terrifying Such Small Hands."--Edmund White

Life changes at the orphanage the day seven-year-old Marina shows up. She is different from the other girls: at once an outcast and object of fascination. As Marina struggles to find her place, she invents a game whose rules are dictated by a haunting violence. Written in hypnotic, lyrical prose, alternating between Marina's perspective and the choral we of the other girls, Such Small Hands evokes the pain of loss and the hunger for acceptance.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781945492006
ISBN-10: 1945492007
Publisher: Transit Books
Publication Date: April 11th, 2017
Pages: 108
Language: English